Health & Beauty

Check out our curated picks of Health & Beauty from Carols Daughter to getting sleep right to bracing yourself for Walder’s world among some of the best products and services in the world of Harlem World.

Carol’s Daughter

In the early 1990’s, Brooklyn native Lisa Price (a.k.a. Carol’s daughter) began experimenting with fragrance, essential oils and natural moisturizers to make gifts for her family and friends. Soon after she packaged her home-spun creations, word spread like wildfire and the demand for her unparalleled hair and body care products led to a highly successful mail-order and web-based business. Nature, family and love are words that resonate for Carol’s Daughter and as business expands, Lisa makes sure that detailed care and attention is given to each product.

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Graydon Cosmetics

Graydon Skincare sells mostly plant-based products that were inspired by the interconnection of yoga, nutrition, and beauty. The original recipes were developed from superfoods and then scaled and adjusted for larger production batches. Ingredients for some products, such as the Face Food Mineral Mist, include ingredients like silver, copper, zinc, and magnesium. There are also superfood scrubs and masks that contain ingredients such as papaya, licorice root, cinnamon, and vitamin C for our readers.

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For over 80 years, Lancôme has epitomized beauty, with a French accent. The world’s leading luxury beauty brand started with one man but quickly grew to a thousand boutiques around France, helmed by knowledgeable ambassadresses. Today, the legacy of Lancôme expertise continues with our team of industry-leading National Makeup Artists. This talented team, lead by Lupita Nyongo, brings the Lancôme vision of beauty to women from the red carpet, to fashion shows, to magazines, to Lancôme counters across the country.

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Lifeboost Coffee

Lifeboost Coffee was founded by Dr. Charles Livingston who wanted a healthy organic,  low acid coffee for himself and his patients. All coffee beans in Lifeboost’s products are USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, single-origin, shade-grown, high-elevation grown, and fairly traded. Verified Amazon Purchaser, Laureen reports that “This coffee is pure and delicious.” There aren’t many – if any – other coffees that meet as many of the health-focused criteria as Lifeboost.

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Lola is reinventing feminine care. Starting with high-quality, natural ingredients that you can trust. Our mission is to build the first lifelong brand for a woman’s body, from the first period to last hot flash. We use 100% certified organic cotton. No toxins, dyes, or synthetic fibers. What does that mean? Softer-than-soft period products with superior leak protection. Periods aren’t one-size-fits-all. Select the exact number of each absorbency (from Light to Super+) in every box of tampons. You know your body best. Get your period and sex essentials delivered right to your door. It’s easy to skip, modify, or cancel a subscription. The best part? Shipping is always free.

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Maelove is a “radically affordable” skin-care product line priced entirely under $30. The company was founded by a team of MIT grads (skin-care obsessives, brain and cancer researchers, and chemical engineers) and used research to create formula blueprints. For years, women have been told to use an endless number of skincare products and have been overwhelmed with hyped marketing claims. This is when skincare becomes confusing and expensive. At Maelove, they believe it doesn’t have to be that way. Skincare can be simple and effective. They’re out to prove that the best skincare doesn’t require you to sacrifice your precious time or money. They start by looking at proven clinical research in peer-reviewed journals and collaborate with brilliant chemists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and medical researchers to create formula blue prints. In addition, they collected and analyzed over 3 million online skincare product reviews to better understand what attributes correlate with customer satisfaction. By combining the best knowledge from medical science with the insight gleaned from the most data, they’re able to create breakthrough formulas that not just work well, but work well for all skin types. As a young startup, they’re incredibly fortunate to partner with 3 of the most respected cosmetic laboratories in the world. All 3 partners are US-based, FDA-registered, GMP-certified and manufacture products for some of the most luxurious skincare brands. Our mission is to make elite skincare accessible to everyone. That’s why our direct-to-consumer approach is focused on creating the best products while reducing needless markup and keeping marketing costs low.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty

From his first whimsical sketches, Marc Jacobs’s pencil has intuitively tapped the zeitgeist. In 1984, when he was still a design student, his oversize polka-dot sweaters swept up a batch of awards at Parsons School of Design. Within days, the Manhattan boutique Charivari had commissioned a set, and shortly after the ink dried on Jacobs’s diploma, he was offered his own label. But as the saying goes, nothing good ever comes easy. The next few years would test Jacobs in many ways. In 1992, he was gaining a toehold as the new head of the classic sportswear label Perry Ellis when he staged his infamous Grunge show. While many in the front row adored his upmarket take on garage-band chic—modeled with just the right slacker insouciance by Shalom Harlow and —his bosses, who promptly gave him the boot, did not. Jacobs’s streetwise aesthetic—in his words, “a little preppy, a little grungy, a little couture”—won him the hearts of hip chicks the world over, including Sofia Coppola, Winona Ryder, and Kate Moss. For 30 years, he has been building his brand of playful clothes and accessories.

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Perricone MD

Founded in 1997 by Dr. Nicholas Perricone, board-certified dermatologist, nutritionist and New York Times best-selling author, Perricone MD’s revolutionary skincare products feature award-winning patented sciences for products that deliver dramatic, clinically tested results. Unlock the secrets to healthy aging with Dr. Nicholas Perricone’s award-winning, patented formulas and holistic 3-Tier Solution: combining an anti-inflammatory diet with nutritional supplements and advanced, highly efficacious skincare.

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The mission of Progurt is to provide the highest quality, most advanced probiotic and health supplements with absolutely no compromise on innovation, ingredients, quality, delivery speed and functionality. They strive to bring a positive impact to the quality of individuals’ lives from Harlem to Harare through well-informed food choices and the consumption of probiotics to improve digestion and restore balance. They believe that people who feel healthy, relaxed and peaceful change the world for the better. They believe health is simple not complex. Progurt leads the journey to gut health with its amazing range of innovative supplements. A holistic approach to restore harmony to the gut and associated organs. They believe by changing your health internally you are capable of changing your entire external universe.

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The defining attribute of the world’s best products. With innovative items and exemplary customer service, QALO provides the highest degree of excellence. An athletic life is a healthy life. QALO believes that to have a balanced lifestyle, you should incorporate active movements every day. Marriage and family are not limitations, but the essential pursuit of the best in life. QALO believes your family & friends are your biggest fans and the ones that make celebrating the success that much sweeter. The outdoors is life’s greatest playground. QALO believes you should get outside and explore the most that life has to offer.

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Scent Bird

Born out of frustration with the “perfume graveyard” — expensive bottles of designer perfume collecting dust on your dresser or cabinet — Scentbird was created to provide an alternative that is both practical and exciting. They believe finding a new perfume should be indulgent, personalized and most of all, fun. Our TruScent™ Recommender leverages a database of thousands of scent profiles and perfume reviews by real people. You can also find your dream scent match searching by brand, mood, occasion or personality. The best part? You can keep customizing the recommendations by rating fragrances: the more you rate, the more personalized your recommendations become.

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Smile Direct Club

Co-founders Alex Fenkell and Jordan Katzman founded in 2014, SmileDirectClub now represents 95% of the doctor-directed at-home clear aligner industry. They’ve helped over 650,000 people transform their smiles – their before and happily ever after photos speak for themselves. They have grown to more than 5,000 employees with 300 SmileShop locations and counting. A full 80% of Americans could benefit from orthodontic care, yet only 1% receive it each year, with cost being the biggest issue. SmileDirectClub exists to help bridge that gap. Their clear aligners are BPA-free. Every customer receives several sets of custom, tight-fitting clear aligners to gradually shift their teeth into the desired position, a process that takes, on average, 6 months. SmileDirectClub clear aligners are 60% less than the price of other teeth straightening options and usually don’t require any office visits. They work with a network of 225 duly licensed dentists and orthodontists to give you the peace-of-mind of professional treatment. Your SmileDirectClub affiliated, licensed dentist or orthodontist reviews your photos, medical history, and a 3D image of your smile before building your custom smile plan. And of course, their customer care specialists are available by phone, email, chat, and social media to answer any questions you might have.

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That Protein

A friend of Harlem World’s swear by these premium organic vegan plant-based protein powders and superfoods in one amazing product by That Protein. That Protein is the 2018 winner of the Nourish Awards which is natural and organic, cold-pressed and pure. Never processed by heat over 40 degrees. Dairy-free, no added sugars, non-GMO, no sweeteners, free from anything artificial – our friend says this is the range they have been waiting for! Developed by nutritionists with a true passion for plants and how to get the best from them to help you look and feel your amazing best! This is the plant protein range that changes things forever.

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The Snore Reliever Company

For the past 8 years, The Snore Reliever Company, LLC’s mission has been to provide a customized, affordable approach to better sleep for snorers and their partners. They strive to enhance the quality of life for snorers and their loved ones by offering effective, accessible snoring solutions. Our company believes that every sleeper is unique. That’s why they aim to offer the ultimate innovative, cost-effective snore deterrents and sleep aids on the market. FDA-cleared anti-snoring device, molds to your teeth for a comfortable and secure fit. Patented Accu-Adjust System allows for individualized jaw advancement of up to 8mm. Hypoallergenic, BPA-free and latex-free.

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At Waldo they are on a mission to give you the highest quality contacts without the hassle or the price tag. They believe in simplicity. They knew that contact lenses didn’t need to be so expensive, so they embarked on a mission to simplify the contact lens process for ourselves and our customers. A new way of looking at things by selling directly to you online, you’re able to clearly see the savings while still feeling the quality. They save you money by taking less margin on our products and removing the complex distribution in the industry. That means you still get the best product, without the cost. A happier experience with registered opticians in-house and a customer service team waiting to talk to you, they aim to be the company that doesn’t add to your to-do lists but ticks things off. Eye care should be a fun and positive experience, not a chore. That’s why they talk about seeing happiness. They have partnered with an internationally recognized and certified supplier. Their tech designs ensure maximum comfort and low friction to our UV protection, they’ve worked hard to make sure your lenses are of the very best quality.

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ZYPPAH, the only solution with Z-Factor™, their patented Tongue Elastic, that ends your snoring by addressing the root cause, your tongue. Zyppah is a patented dual-action mouthpiece featuring both a mandible advancer and a “seat belt for the tongue” to keep the tongue from blocking the airway. ZYPPAH, work is based on the patented Tongue Elastic, that ends your snoring by addressing the root cause, your tongue. They have been granted US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearances to be made available over-the-counter (OTC) via third-party retail marketplaces. If you’re having trouble at night sleeping.

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